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Death threat to leading loyalist

By Martin Breen

Published 13/04/1999

A LEADING loyalist campaigner has been warned she is under a republican death threat.

A LEADING loyalist campaigner has been warned she is under a republican death threat.

Pauline Gilmore, a founder member of ORDER the organisation supporting Orangemen in their attempts to march the Lower Ormeau Road revealed the RUC told her a dissident republican terror group wants to kill her.

The former Ulster Democratic Party member, who has been involved with the pro-loyalist Ulster Civil Rights movement, claimed police believe the organisation responsible is the Real IRA.

Last August it killed 29 people in the Omagh bombing and called a ceasefire in the wake of international outrage at the attack.

But security forces believe several RIRA members, angry at the group's ceasefire, are joining with the Continuity IRA to carry out a new wave of terrorist attacks.

Pauline Gilmore, who recently had explosive charges against her dropped, is now in hiding at a secret address in south Belfast after leaving her home in the Ormeau area.

Belfast Telegraph

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